Close but no cigar

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 21st May 2018

West Ham's youngsters were just one step away from taking silverware at the weekend's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament.

The Hammers - who entered the competition as reigning champions following their 2017 success - ended up as beaten Shield finalists after a weekend of mixed results, in which they qualified from the group phase as runners-up in Group A before losing to Glasgow Rangers (winners of Group C) in the main competition's semi final.

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That left West Ham chasing a trophy in the Shield competition by way of consolation and having beaten Brighton comfortably, it were looking promising. However Aston Villa, who always perform strongly in the HK7s narrowly edged out the Hammers to take the trophy.

The main competition was won by Newcastle Utd, who beat West Ham's semi final conquerors Rangers 1-0 in the Final.

Hong Kong Soccer Sevens 2018

Group A Results
West Ham Utd 2-0 Yau Yee League Select
West Ham Utd 0-3 Kashima Antlers
West Ham Utd 1-0 Wellington Phoenix

Group A Table
1. Kashima Antlers 3-9
2. West Ham Utd 3-6
3. Wellington Phoenix 3-3
4. Yau Yee League Select 3-0

Quarter Final
Rangers 2-0 West Ham Utd

Shield Semi Final
West Ham Utd 3-0 Brighton

Shield Final
Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham Utd

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